SOURCE: PhoneFactor


February 15, 2012 09:30 ET

PhoneFactor Named a Finalist in Info Security Products Guide's Global Excellence Awards

PhoneFactor's Multi-Factor Authentication Recognized for Third Consecutive Year

OVERLAND PARK, KS--(Marketwire - Feb 15, 2012) - PhoneFactor, Inc., the leading global provider of out-of-band authentication services, today announced that Info Security Products Guide, the industry's leading information security research and advisory guide, has named PhoneFactor a finalist for the 2012 Global Excellence Awards in the Authentication Solution (Multi, Single or Two-Factor) category. These prestigious global awards recognize security and IT vendors with advanced, ground-breaking products and solutions that are helping set the bar higher for others in all areas of technology.

PhoneFactor's platform features a suite of phone-based authentication options, including a phone call, text message, and smartphone app. By leveraging a user's existing phone, PhoneFactor provides unmatched convenience, a low total cost of ownership, and strong out-of-band protection from today's most sophisticated threats.

PhoneFactor's easy-to-use authentication serves customers in every industry. Its real-time fraud alerts and transaction verification features set PhoneFactor apart from all others protecting banking logins and transactions. Healthcare providers love the flexibility of using only their phone instead of carrying multiple security tokens. And in enterprises across the globe IT managers find PhoneFactor exceedingly simple to set up, manage, and support with off-the-shelf implementation for most remote access vpn software, Citrix, Microsoft Terminal Services, OWA, and other common applications. Additionally, PhoneFactor includes robust reporting, logging, and many other enterprise tools to streamline productivity.

"We are honored to again be recognized as an industry leader," notes Tim Sutton, PhoneFactor CEO. "As PhoneFactor continues to evolve our product to thwart today's -- and tomorrow's -- advanced threats, it is gratifying to see our endeavors recognized."

About PhoneFactor
PhoneFactor is a leading provider of multi-factor authentication. The company's award-winning platform uses any phone as a second form of authentication. PhoneFactor's out-of-band architecture and real-time fraud alerts provide strong security for healthcare, enterprise, banking, and website applications. It is easy and cost effective to set up and deploy to large numbers of geographically diverse users. PhoneFactor has been named to the Bank Technology News FutureNow list of the top 10 technology innovators securing the banking industry today and recently earned a prestigious five stars in the SC Magazine multi-factor authentication group test. Learn more at or follow PhoneFactor on twitter @phonefactor.

About Info Security Products Guide
Info Security Products Guide sponsors leading conferences and expos worldwide and plays a vital role in keeping end-users informed of the choices they can make when it comes to protecting their digital resources. It is written expressly for those who are adamant on staying informed of security threats and the preventive measure they can take. You will discover a wealth of information in this guide including tomorrow's technology today, best deployment scenarios, people and technologies shaping info security and market research that facilitate in making the most pertinent security decisions. The Info Security Products Guide Awards recognize and honor excellence in all areas of information security. To learn more, visit and stay secured.

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